DBF file management is one of the tools for integration with other software systems.
To manage DBF (dBase III) databases, the system has a dedicated object, XBase. The DBF database management mechanism is designed so that such databases are managed from the 1C:Enterprise language. This mechanism allows managing data in any way.
Beside managing existing databases, XBase has a set of methods enabling it to create a new arbitrary-structure database, new indices, and new index file. While using methods that modify the database structure is only available for objects not linked to the existing database (i.e. it's only available for newly-created databases), creating new indices and index file is available both for the newly-created and existing open databases.Next page: External connections